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Sid’s Adventures in Spain is a bilingual reading book which contains a wealth of language resources for students of Spanish and English. As well as a superb language tool, it is also the humorous tale of an ordinary Englishman who decides to move to Spain on his retirement. He has no idea of the problems, challenges and joys that await him. The book tells the story of the familiar and often hilarious situations he finds himself in as he adapts to his new life.  Click here to see the first page of the book.

Las Aventuras de Sid en España es un libro de lectura bilingüe que contiene una abundancia de recursos lingüísticos para estudiantes de inglés y español.    Además de una herramienta de aprendizaje excelente, es la historia divertida de un inglés que decide mudarse a España después de jubilarse. No tiene ni idea de los problemas, desafíos y alegrías que le esperan.  Este libro nos cuenta las situaciones familiares y a veces muy divertidas por las que pasa Sid mientras se adapta a su nueva vida.

SID’S ADVENTURES IN SPAIN was originally a series of articles in the Costa Blanca News.  Here are some readers’ comments:

I look forward to reading about Sid every week to see what he is up to.  I must say that my understanding of Spanish has improved a great deal!
Hilary Temperley-Greenwell
"Sid's adventures are not only humorous, but are packed full of new vocabulary. It's such a great way to learn the language - far better than having to wade through pages of "dry" grammar!!"
Gail Chapman
"I read the Spanish first and when I don't understand a word or section, I read the English. I then find that going back to the section later makes it all clearer."
Dave Forster
“LAS AVENTURAS DE SID EN ESPAÑA” fue originalmente una serie de artículos en el periódico inglés Costa Blanca News.   Aquí están algunos comentarios de los lectores:
Espero con ilusión leer sobre Sid cada semana para saber lo último de sus aventuras.  Tengo que reconocer que  mi comprensión del español ha mejorado mucho.
Hilary Temperley-Greenwell
Las aventuras de Sid son no solo graciosas, sino que también están repletas de vocabulario nuevo.   Es una manera maravillosa de aprender el idioma – mucho mejor que luchar con páginas de gramática “seca”.
Gail Chapman
Lo leo en español primero y cuando no entiendo una palabra o una sección lo leo en inglés.  Cuando vuelvo a la misma sección más tarde está todo aclarado.
Dave Forster
Contents - Contenido:
1. A Giant Leap For Sid  -  Un Gran Salto Para Sid
2. First Impressions  -  Primeras Impresiones
3. Looking The Part  -  La Imagen Adecuada
4. Feeling At Home  -  Sintiéndose Como en Casa
5. Keep Right  -  Manténgase A La Derecha
6. The Seagull Has Landed  -  Ha Llegado la Gaviota
7. Looking For Begoña  -  Buscando A Begoña
8. Over The Threshold  -  Cruzando El Umbral
9. Meeting The Neighbours  -  Conociendo A Los Vecinos
10. A Passing Ship  -  Un Barco Que Pasaba
11. Missing Documents  -  Documentos Que Faltan
12. Queuing  -  Haciendo Cola
13. New Friends  -  Nuevos Amigos
14. Sid And The Media  -  Sid Y Los Medios
15. The “Expat” Social Club  -  El Club Para Expatriados
16. Trying To Be Legal  -  Intentando Ser Legal
17. Chris The Plumber  -  Chris El Fontanero
18. Spanish Lessons  -  Las Clases De Español
19. The Street Market  -  El Mercadillo
20. The Goggle Box  -  La Caja Boba
21. The Singles Club  -  El Club de Solteros
22. The Invitation  -  La Invitación
23. Paella Preparations  -  Preparando La Paella
24. Sylvia’s Visit  -  La Visita de Sylvia
25. The Exhibition  -  La Feria
26. Out And About  -  Saliendo Por Ahí
27. Sylvia’s Trip  -  El Viaje De Sylvia
28. A Low Point  -  Tocando Fondo
29. Life After Sylvia  -  La Vida Después de Sylvia
30. Sister Mary  -  La Hermana Mary
31. The Day Trip  -  La Excursión
32. The Community  -  La Comunidad
33. The Extraordinary Meeting  -  La Junta Extraordinaria
34. Being Vice-President  -  Siendo Vicepresidente
35. The Village Fiesta  -  La Fiesta Del Pueblo
36. The Radio Interview  -  La Entrevista De La Radio
37. The TV Show  -  El Programa De Tele
38. The Studio  -  El Estudio
39. On Location  -  En El Exterior
40. The Price Of Fame  -  El Precio De La Fama
41. The Leg Waxing  -  La Depilación De Piernas
42. Dubious Celebrity  -  Celebridad Dudosa
43. Fresh Air  -  Aire Fresco
44. Cordoba  -  Córdoba
45. Bingo!  -  ¡Bingo!
46. The Summer Fayre  -  La Feria De Verano
47. Marriage Problems  -  Problemas Matrimoniales
48. Negotiating Terms  -  Negociando Un Acuerdo
49. The Bullfight  -  La Corrida De Toros
50. The Reunion  -  El Reencuentro
51. Urban Planning  -  Planificación Urbanística
52. The Dump  -  El Vertedero
53. The First Communion  -  La Primera Comunión
54. The Grand Tour  -  El Gran Recorrido
55. Returning Home  -  Volviendo A Casa
56. In The Dales  -  El Los Valles De Yorkshire
57. Home Sweet Home  -  Hogar Dulce Hogar
58. The Capital  -  La Capital
59. Lesson Learnt  -  Lección Aprendida
60. A Big Celebration  -  Una Gran Celebración

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Spanish Pronunciation - Part 1 of 6 

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